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Advanced Course Rational Management of Medicines A focus on HIV / AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria 30 October – 11 November 2011 Pretoria, South Africa Advanced Course Rational Management of Medicines A focus on HIV / AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria 30 October – 11 November 2011 Pretoria, South Africa This acclaimed course has been continually updated and revised over Duration and certification its 11-year history and offers state-of -the-art information and practice 2 weeks (90 hours student investment time). Equivalent to 3 ECTS points guidelines. towards the tropEd European Master in International Health. A certifi- cate will be awarded after successful completion. Contents overview Health is an intrinsic human right as well as a central input to poverty Course format reduction and socioeconomic development. Cost-effective interven- The course language is English. The course combines lectures, in-depth tions including medicines for controlling major diseases exist, but in- discussions of case studies, short presentations, small group exercises sufficient funds and a range of system constraints hamper efforts to and field visits. The course is highly participatory and participants will expand health services to the poor. be exposed to a wide range of international experiences and materials. From penicillin to insulin, antiseptics to antiretrovirals, science has led to dramatic improvements in health worldwide. Medicines are an essential Health, accident and travel insurance and cost-effective tool of health care and an important element of health systems. Yet today, for millions of people worldwide essential medicines Not covered by the Institute but highly recommended. remain unavailable and unaffordable. Irrational medicine use is a global public health problem. Counterfeit and poor quality medicines are an ad- Application procedure ditional barrier to equitable access to medicines. Millions of adults and Please fill in the application form carefully and include all required children die each year from treatable and preventable diseases. documents. There is an urgent need to implement adequate strategies to ensure bet- ter access to medicines. It is about getting evidence-based and effective Application deadline: 31 August 2011 pharmaceuticals to the people who need them, whether by promoting research and development, reducing costs, improving supply, increas- ing use and effectiveness, quality and acceptability, or slowing down Course fee the development of antimicrobial resistance. The course fee is CHF 3 240.–. For students registered as a tropEd Mas- Rational management of medicines is critically important in view of ter student at a tropEd home institution the course fee is CHF 2 800.– constrained health budgets to achieve efficiency, equity and quality of (including tuition, accommodation /full board and transport during the health care in pluralistic and reforming health systems. course in South Africa). The fee must be paid 4 weeks before the start of the course. This sum includes also the registration fee of CHF 500.– Objectives which is due at the moment of acceptance. If a participant does not at- tend the course, the registration fee cannot be reimbursed. If cancella- To enable health professionals to understand and apply the concepts and tion is less than 4 weeks before beginning of the course an additional principles of essential medicines and rational medicine management with fee of CHF 500.– will be charged. Cost for international flights must be a focus on the diseases of poverty HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, to added. Travel to South Africa has to be organized by the participant. recognise the need for a national and international medicine policy envi- ronment, to improve knowledge and skills and to gain practical experience for medicine management within different health system contexts. Location The course will be held in Pretoria, South Africa. The Department of Course topics Pharmacy of the Medunsa Campus (previously the Medical University of Southern Africa) is the host organization. As the capital city of South – Historic milestones and current global medicine situation Africa, Pretoria offers a wide range of cultural, social and infrastruc- – Concept of essential medicines and its relevance in primary health tural facilities and activities. care A full range of public, private and NGO-based health care facilities is – Roles of different stakeholders including health workers, available in Pretoria, from primary health care and ART clinics to ter- traditional healers, international organisations, ministry of health, tiary academic hospitals. The health care infrastructure provides op- the pharmaceutical industry portunities for firsthand exposure to all the components and organiza- – The global context, health initiatives, treaties and national tions required to ensure the rational management of medicines. The medicine policy course will include site visits to some of these facilities to ensure suc- – Treatment guidelines, essential medicine lists and personal cessful interaction between theory and practice. medicine lists – Patterns of medicine use and adherence, strategies for the promotion of rational medicine use Course faculty – Antimicrobial resistance and approaches for containment The course is facilitated by international and national experts. The aca- – Medicine quality and quality assurance demic panel will include a number of highly experienced professionals. – Rational management of HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis treatment Course coordinators /coordination – Framework and components of a medicine supply system Dr. Karin Wiedenmayer (SwissTPH) – Elements of medicine costs, affordability and financing options Prof. Rob Summers (Medunsa) Target group Contact address Health professionals and managers with experience (at least two years) Swiss TPH, Course Secretariat in international health and the pharmaceutical sector. Socinstrasse 57, Postfach, CH-4002 Basel T: + 41 61 284 82 80, F: + 41 61 284 81 06 Conditions of admission email@example.com English requirements: TOEFL Paper 550 / TOEFL Computer 213 / TOEFL www.swisstph.ch internet 79 – 80 / IELTS 6.0 or native speaker or completed higher education in English (with written proof).
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